Gov. David A. Paterson (D) and legislative leaders on Friday announced an agreement to roll back the state's strict, 36-year-old drug laws, including eliminating tough mandatory minimum sentences for first-time, nonviolent drug offenders.
legalizing marijuana makes ethical as well as economic sense
[no interest in ending any war] "Many of the questions, however, focused on marijuana. The top vote getters in several categories, including financial stability, green jobs and budget, were whether it is time to decriminalize marijuana."
One week after President Barack Obama's top law enforcement official seemed to indicate the feds would no longer raid pot clubs, DEA agents busted a medical marijuana facility in San Francisco Wednesday night.
A January attempt in the Arizona Senate to establish such a law failed.
The DEA isn't going to let this one go. Thousands of dollars in drug money went flying out the window as a couple of suspects tried to ditch it during a chase. Now authorities want the cash back from the San Diegans who picked it up.
Medical marijuana patients may be a little safer in their homes in Kitsap County, Washington tonight. Almost two years after his arrest, and after a very expensive prosecution, 55-year-old patient Bruce Olson today was acquitted by a jury of all char
Originally, I thought Barry Cooper was some kind of attention-grabbing blowhard. I was wrong. He is the real deal and he teaches people about exercising their liberties.
Sgt. David Azuelo stepped gingerly over the specks of blood on the floor, took note of the bullet hole through the bedroom skylight, raised an eyebrow at the lack of furniture in the ranch-style house and turned to his squad of detectives investigati
When facing drug charges, there are only two possibilities: either you committed the act alleged, or you didn't. Either way, your plea should be the same.
A Peruvian company that makes beer from coca leaves now has plans to export its product to countries like China, Venezuela, and South Africa. [the Shanty?] The beer is named Apu, and is already sold in
Employers have justified drug tests in the workplace by pointing to such negative effects of drug use as absenteeism and work-related injuries. Now a Florida legislator has proposed that random drug-testing also be applied to those receiving unemploy
When the planes arrived loaded with cocaine, it was Guinea's presidential guard that secured the cargo. Drug deals were conducted inside the first lady's private residence and in the president's VIP salon at the international airport. To
A last-minute debate on Friday's Larry King Live featuring, on the side of the people, Congressman Ron Paul, and on the side of prohibition, actor Stephen Baldwin. [?]
Submitted legislation would impose $98-per-ounce tax on cannabis.“House Bill 3247 would direct the state to establish and operate a marijuana production facility,” reported Oregon’s KGW-TV. “The state would control potency and pharmacy distribution.”
Tobacco has a powerful influence over politicians from traditional leaf-growing states, and the industry won't go down quietly even as Congress moves closer to adding tobacco to the list of products the Food and Drug Administration can regulate.
Submitted legislation would impose $98-per-ounce tax on cannabis
“The nine year old boy’s eyes grew as big as saucers as my 40 caliber Glock came into view and paused for a split second on his chest,” said Officer Howard Wooldridge.
Drugs are money and all that it buys. We put drug entrepreneurs outside of our then liberal legal framework... so they adapted and operated by the old fashioned rules of Feudalism.
After 72 years of the debate being controlled by those who've made it a taboo to even talk about the subject, it's time to tell the truth about marijuana. Why are the anti-pot forces so scared of an open discussion?
When it comes to foreign affairs, Americans are used to debating progress or setbacks in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, or on the Israeli invasion last month of the Gaza Strip. We’re used to thinking about death and destruction thousands of miles
Maybe I’m reading this wrong, but it seems that in this column, weathered culture warrior Pat Buchanan nearly calls for an end to the war on drugs: How does one win a drug war when millions of Americans who use recreational drugs are financing the ca
Thank you, President Obama, for keeping your campaign pledge to end raids on medical marijuana dispensaries that are legal under state laws in California and elsewhere.
The State Legislature took pivotal steps on Wednesday toward repealing much of what remains of the state’s 1970s-era drug laws, which have tied judges’ hands and required them to impose mandatory prison terms for many nonviolent drug offenses.
HB 902 seeks to amend minor marijuana possession penalties to a Class C misdemeanor -- punishable by a maximum fine of $500, but no jail time. Under current law, marijuana possession is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2000 fine.
The sheriff of a dry NC county makes a beer run across state lines for some hot, thirsty workers. The workers were undercover narcotics officers executing a warrant on a marijuana grow house.
Police said he used counterfeit money to purchase fake OxyContin pills from an undercover officer. Sheriff's deputies charged him with criminal conspiracy with schedule II drugs, forgery and criminal simulation.
Hit men dressed in fake police tactical gear burst into a home in Phoenix, rake it with gunfire and execute a man. Armed kidnappers snatch victims from cars and even a local shopping mall across the Phoenix valley for ransom, turning the sun-baked ci
"This is the source," he said. "This is the gun store for a great deal of the world." Terry must be talking about the U.S. military and not your average gun store...
How can 38 years of the War on Drugs keep going when it failed to stop one single person from doing drugs? Why have 34 million people spent time behind bars for doing drugs and what good did it do? What about Michael Phelps sucking on a bong? Let*